Philadelphia, PA, March 10, 2021 – Mitchell Kurtz, Wynnewood, PA, and Steve Gittleman, Northfield, NJ U18 Men’s Basketball Co-Chairs for the 21st Maccabiah are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Malc, Point Pleasant, NJ, as Head Coach for the U18 Men’s Basketball Team. Barry Kleiman, El Cerrito, CA, U16 Boys’ Basketball Chair for the 21st Maccabiah is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Weinstein, Riverwoods, IL, as Head Coach for the U16 Boys’ Basketball Team for the 21st Maccabiah taking place July 2022 in Israel.

Malc is currently an assistant coach at The Ranney School in Tinton Falls NJ. The Ranney School finished ranked top ten in the nation by both USA Today and MaxPreps in 2019 and also won New Jersey’s Tournament of Champions. Malc has coached over 40, Division 1 basketball players with multiple players going on to play in the NBA or professionally overseas.

Coach Weinstein has used basketball to keep himself on a positive track in life. Weinstein led the Highland Park High School basketball team to a CSL Conference Title in 1988. His love of basketball taught him many life lessons, including hard work through great preparation and holding himself accountable every day to help his team have success.

Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish Basketball players with birth years 2004-2005 for U18 and 2006-2007 for U16 to represent the USA delegation at the 21st Maccabiah Games. Eligible applicants should visit www.maccabiusa.com to apply.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Programs Shane Carr at scarr@maccabiusa.com or 215.561.6900.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

###